Monday, September 9, 2013

Teen Launches 'Thinkspace' to bring Software Development to High Schools (video)


16-year old UK student, James Anderson was disappointed by the UK educational system's approach to computer informational topics. So he did what any teenager would do... attempt to change the curriculum by creating and launching 'Thinkspace' within schools. 

Anderson's Thinkspace has caught the attention and backing of some big names in tech, such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Virgin founder Richard Branson, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and Google's SVP of Engineering Vic Gundortra


A Thinkspace is essentially a room filled with computers and mobile devices with which students are encouraged to build whatever software they can imagine. The UK Thinkspace, located at Plymouth's Devonport High School for Boys, contains Android devices, iPod touches, iPads, Blackberrys, and Windows Phone devices, all connected to an assortment of Mac and PC computers.
Any school interested in establishing a Thinkspace is welcome to join the program. The only requirement is that a teacher from the high school join Thinkspace Social - a development oriented social network created by Anderson - and begin inviting students from the school. 

via 9to5mac



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